Tenure Track in Communication

Taylor University is seeking applications for two tenure track Communication faculty positions in the Communication Department beginning in August 2018. Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Qualifications

Candidates should have an earned doctorate in Communication or a related field. ABD candidates will also be considered. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required. Preference will be given to candidates with an extensive teaching vita, research experience and a strong commitment to the liberal arts.

Candidates should be committed to the educational mission and evangelical Christian orientation of the university. Candidates must also have a personal, vibrant faith and Christian walk and be strongly committed to the educational mission and evangelical Christian orientation of the University. Taylor University is a Christ-centered educational institution, and an evangelical, interdenominational covenant community committed to advancing life-long learning and ministering the redemptive love and truth of Jesus Christ to a world in need. Candidates will be expected to affirm the Taylor University Life Together Covenant, Statement of Faith, and essential documents.

Responsibilities

Each position requires a strong commitment to the liberal arts, specialization in theory, rhetoric, composition and related areas.

One faculty position will be primarily responsible for teaching: Intercultural Communication; Advanced Interpersonal Communication; Gender Communication; Rhetorical Criticism, Family Communication; and similar courses.

The other faculty position will be primarily responsible for teaching: Communication in Organizations; Team-based Communication; Persuasion & Influence; Communication, Media & Business; Senior Capstone; and similar courses.

Each position will be responsible to teach foundational core courses including Public Speaking and Interpersonal Communication. Opportunities to develop other courses relating to the department's goals may also arise.

Department

The Communication Department consists of eight full-time faculty, four to five part-time faculty and one full time program assistant serving approximately 150 majors, including Professional Writing, Strategic Communication, Public Relations, and Multimedia Journalism. The department also serves the whole student population through the foundational core curriculum. Particular theoretical emphases include inquiry-based learning, group dynamics, media literacy, and strategic design. Scholarly interests among current faculty include interpersonal communication, communication theory, semiotics, rhetoric, social media strategy and effects, service learning and the integration of faith and communication.

Location

Taylor University is an evangelical Christian liberal arts university in which all programs are shaped by a Christian worldview and the integration of faith, learning and living within a community of intentional Christian nurture and relationships.

Taylor is distinctive in its commitment to the spiritual and intellectual development of its students as well as of its faculty members. Academic pursuits at Taylor are rigorous, demanding imagination, dedication and integrity from both students and faculty.  As a Christian institution, Taylor University has highly capable, supportive faculty who recognize that all truth has its source in God.  Taylor University carries out its mission and purposes primarily by offering undergraduate programs in its residential campus setting.  The University also offers focused graduate programs that expand and complement curricular and institutional strengths.       

Start Date

August 2018

Application

Interested candidates should send an application letter, curriculum vita, and a completed application to academics@taylor.edu.  The application is available online at http://www2.taylor.edu/provost/facultyapplication.doc  Materials should be addressed to Dr. Michael Hammond, Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts & Biblical Studies.  All materials will remain confidential.  Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.  Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Taylor University complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment.